P. King Duckling
By Melissa Camacho,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Unlucky duck's a creative problem solver in preschool show.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Highlights creative problem-solving and patience.
Thinking outside the box is a good way to solve problems. It's important to nurture friendships and have people who support you.
Positive Role Models
P. King Duckling means well but doesn't always think things through. His friends and other people step in to help him. Wombat is very intelligent and highlights the importance of art. Chumpkins is a tech genius.
Though all of the main characters are voiced by White actors, creators of the series include Bo Fan and Chen Gu of Chinese descent, and the show highlights the importance of appreciating everyone's differences. The show's title references the popular Chinese dish, Peking duck, but Chinese culture isn't addressed anywhere in the show which makes the wordplay feel out of place.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that P. King Duckling is an animated preschool show with positive messages about creatively solving problems when things go wrong. Friendship and teamwork are also main themes. Expect occasional snarky comments, but most will go over young kids' heads, and the characters who make them often turn around in the end. P. King Duckling doesn't always think things through but has a big heart and the support of his friends. Although all the main characters are voiced by White actors, creators of the series include people of Chinese descent, and the show highlights the importance of appreciating everyone's differences.
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P. King Duckling
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Cutest Show Ever! I could use a lesson or two from Wombat.
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What's the Story?
P. KING DUCKLING is an animated series about a duckling and his friends. P. King Duckling (voiced by Marc Thompson) lives in Hilly Hole and shares time with Wombat (Courtney Shaw), an artist, and a tech-loving pig named Chumpkins (Benjie Randall). P. King likes to try new things and go on adventures, but even his best-laid plans go awry. However, with some creative thinking, he and his friends try to find ways to make it work.
Is It Any Good?
From decorating the Eiffel Tower to upcycling garbage into cutting-edge fashion, this lighthearted Chinese-American series shows how creative thinking can help overcome challenges. P. King Duckling helps kids learn that working with friends makes many things easier -- and a lot more fun. The way the series presents these ideas in the narrative is more entertaining than educational, but it still delivers some positive messages that young kids will pick up on. Overall, P. King Duckling is a fun show that preschoolers can enjoy.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about some of P. King Duckling's adventures. Why do some of his neighbors disagree with some of the things he does? How does he rise above their comments? Does he have mentors who help him?
What does P. King Duckling teach about friendship?
Through the examples of Wombat and Chumpkins, how can art and technology be used to solve problems?
- Premiere date: November 7, 2016
- Cast: Marc Thompson, Courtney Shaw, Benjie Randall
- Network: Disney Junior
- Genre: Kids' Animation
- Topics: Adventures, Friendship
- Character Strengths: Teamwork
- TV rating: TV-Y
- Last updated: December 8, 2022
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